Otolaryngology News

Vertical Plating Offers Benefit for Mandibular Body Fractures
U.S. Incidence of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer on the Rise
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Smartphone App Could Help Diagnose Ear Infections
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Standard Outcome Measures Developed for Pediatric Facial Palsy
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
ACS Sets Goal to Cut Cancer Mortality 40 Percent by 2035
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Risk for Cancer Increased in Men, Women With T2DM
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Poor Olfaction Tied to Elevated Long-Term Mortality in Seniors
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Foreign Body Ingestions Increasingly Common in Young Children
Prevalence of Extragenital STDs High in Men Who Have Sex With Men
Older Adults With Hearing Loss Have Lower Patient Activation
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Hearing Loss Before Age 50 Tied to Higher Substance Use
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Chest CT May Be Better Than PET/CT for HNSCC Distant Metastasis Evaluation
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Mental Health Disorders Up After Head & Neck Cancer Diagnosis
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Glottic Carcinoma Can Be HPV-Related Disease in Young Adults
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Rates of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Low for Denosumab-Treated Women
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Chronic Rhinosinusitis Linked to Depression, Anxiety
Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
Hearing Loss Linked to Subjective Cognitive Function Decline
Symptom Combos Suggesting Laryngeal Cancer Identified
9/11 Responders May Have Higher Head, Neck Cancer Risk
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Suicide Risk Up More Than Fourfold for Cancer Patients
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding
Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Pembrolizumab Promising for Metastatic Head, Neck SCC
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Cisplatin Superior to Cetuximab for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer
Solriamfetol Feasible for Sleep Apnea-Related Tiredness
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Monitoring Movement Reflects Efficacy of Mandibular Splint
Higher-Volume Hospitals Have Better Laryngectomy Outcomes
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
One in Five Readmitted After Head, Neck Cancer Reconstruction
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Increased Risk for Oral Cancer With Exposure to High PM2.5
Health Utility Values Improve After Septorhinoplasty
Health Care Costs, Use Up for Untreated Hearing Loss
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Have Increased Suicide Risk
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Smoking Associated With Head, Neck Surgery Complications
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe
Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
FDA Approves Marketing of First User-Fitted Hearing Aid
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Hyperbaric Oxygen + Standard Tx Benefits Sudden Hearing Loss
Factors Associated With Phantom Odor Identified
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Opioid Refills Rare After Rhinoplasty
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Oral High-Risk HPV Prevalence Appears to Be Low in England
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Wording Used May Affect Thyroid Cancer Patients' Anxiety, Choices
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Automated Flight Systems Associated With Health Costs
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Honey May Protect Children Who Swallow Button Batteries
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Marijuana May Improve Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
Summer Sounds Can Cause Hearing Damage
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
Risk of Sensory Deficits Drops With Rising Gestational Age
Risk of Cochlear Disorders Up With History of Migraine
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
Budesonide With Saline Solution Helpful for Rhinosinusitis
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
AMA Urges Caution With Use of Wire-Bristle BBQ Grill Brushes
Socioeconomic Factors Linked to Hearing Aid Access, Use
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
Sodium Thiosulfate Post-Cisplatin May Lessen Hearing Loss
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
Vertigo May Worsen Odds of Recovery in Sudden Hearing Loss
Allergic Rhinitis Has Negative Impact on QOL in Teens
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Cardiovascular Comorbidity Tied to Hearing Loss in Older Old
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Portable Music Player Use Linked to Hearing Loss in Children
Older Adults Increasingly Have HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancers
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
Dorsal Reduction Adds to Social Perception of Rhinoplasty
Adenoid, Tonsil Removal May Affect Later Respiratory Risks
ASCO: Undertreatment Seen for Women With Head & Neck Cancer
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
CDC IDs Outbreak Trends Tied to Treated Recreational Water
CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Those With Sleep Apnea
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